Torsten van Jaarsveld from the Cheetahs and Joe Moody from the Crusaders during the 2017 Super Rugby game at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix

Cheetahs forward Torsten van Jaarsveld has been issued an official warning for bad sportsmanship during his side’s Super Rugby match against the Crusaders in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Van Jaarsveld was seen to have placed his forearm on an opposing player’s neck while that player was on the ground.

A warning may be issued by the SANZAAR Citing Commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the Red Card threshold for citings.

Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a warning was appropriate.